What is the Smile Filter on TikTok?
The fake smile filter is a hilarious effect that you can use to use post videos to your TikTok account of you or others with a grinning effect overlay.
The filter splits the screen with your camera screen on the bottom panel and a smiling version of you on the upper panel.
The grinning filter works very similarly but does not show you a separate panel with the actual video of yourself.
The way the filter works is it slightly alters your upper lip and overlays teeth in a way that looks like you have a huge grinning smile.
This filter has been used to make many popular videos. Its popularity has spawned many other similar filters on TikTok that change your mouth into silly and sometimes scary smiles and frowns.
The trend has become so popular that even Instagram published a creepy grin filter for use on their platform.
How to Use the Grinning Smile Filter
If you want to make your own video with the TikTok grinning filter:
Open the TikTok app and tap the Plus sign (+) button to start a new video.
Tap the Effects button to open the Effect page.
Tap the magnifying glass icon.
In the search bar at the top, type “fake smile” or “grinning filter” (depending on which one you want to use).
Next, tap the camera icon next to the filter in the search list to apply it to your TikTok video.
You now have a new filter applied to your video and can press that record button to show your funny smile to your friends and other users.
Grinning Filter on TikTok Examples
Here are some funny videos other users have posted. Maybe you will find a cool idea for your own video.
This baby actually looks really scary with the filter applied
An easy way to get your boyfriend to enjoy running errands.
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